Category: Gigs



Just in from Garry White of Bluefunk: A recent scientific study (mine) has revealed that attending high quality live music shows can increase life expectancy by 0.03%, + 0.05%. Incontravertible evidence emerged that it can improve the quality of life to the power of 3.2. The evidence can be found at any Bluefunk event throughout the […]

More top class roots and blues at The Live Rooms in Chester this coming Saturday, with the long-running r&b and swing maestros King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys: www.theliverooms.com/event/king-pleasure-biscuit-boys

After their rapturous reception at Carlisle Blues Festival this month Sean Webster and the Dead Lines will be back in Cumbria in December. They are appearing at The Navy Club in Maryport on Sunday, 14th December to celebrate the club’s Christmas party. Support by local band Homegrown and it all kicks off at 3 pm […]

PETER PRICE + SPECIAL GUESTS at WARRINGTON’S PYRAMID & PARR HALL – FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER Warrington born and bred,  Peter Price is a guitarist/singer with brilliant international reputation following a musical career which has so far taken him to festivals and concert venues throughout the UK, Europe and North America. Having recently given concerts in […]

A rare North West gig for John Fairhurst next week in Manchester. John Fairhurst truly epitomises the modern day wandering blues man. Stories of hunger, listlessness, roaming and reckless abandon are just a prelude to John’s story, something that can only be fully understood in the presence of the man. His magnetic raconteur style and […]

Marcus Bonfanti appears at The Compass, City Road, Chester, tomorrow . . . Sunday, 23rd November. www.thecompasschester.com/compass_events/marcus-bonfanti

Gigs: The Paul Garner Band – North West dates

Posted on: Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

The very excellent Paul Garner Band have a few dates coming up, including two in our area: Wednesday,  10th December – Alexander’s, Chester Thursday, 11th December – The Marrs Bar, Worcester Friday,  12th December – Matt & Phred’s, Manchester

Now preparing to mark its fourth year, this friendly festival, in the beautiful setting of Bowness-on-Windermere, can lay claim to a regular place on any blues fan’s calendar. Last year’s event was hailed a ‘a flagship for the very best of British blues’ by Blues in the North West. Read Rosy Greer’s review here: www.bluesinthenorthwest.com/index.php/2014/04/19/review-bowness-bay-blues-bowness-on-windermere-cumbria-april-2014 The […]

Legendary Merseyside band leader and ‘larger than life’ character Albie Donnelly brings Supercharge, to The Cavern Club for a show of high-powered r&b, blues, soul and more  . . . on Sunday, 30th November. The show is a ‘double header’ with Afraid Of Mice opening proceedings. Full details here: www.cavernclub.org/whats-on/event/albie-donnellys-supercharge-afraid-mice/?date=2480

A reminder that it is just a few days to the excellent ‘double header’ of top class blues guitar and more at The Live Rooms in Chester . . . www.theliverooms.com/event/matt-schofield-ben-poole

The continuation of the Walter Trout Benefit. The only gig in the North West to host the Walter Trout Band benefit.. This one off performance features Jon Trout, Mitch Laddie, Laurence Jones and Andrew Elt There are only 100 tickets  for this performance. To be held at  The True Blues Club, 17/19 Earle Street, Earlestown,  Newton-le-Willows, WA12 […]

Just in from Dave Sawyer: Hi everyone Just a quick note to remind you all that the winter warmer blues night takes place this Friday at Lymm Golf Club starting at 7:30 pm. Joining us as support for the night will be Midlands based bluesman Chris Bevington and Friends who will play an opening set […]

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Gigs: The JP Band – Liverpool dates

Posted on: Monday, Nov 10, 2014

The JP Band have Liverpool dates on Thursday, 13th November at The Grapes, Knight Street, and then Friday,  21st November at Studio 2,  Parr Street.

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Timetable of Events Thursday 13th Nov. Gary Boyle Band – Number 39. Start: 9:00pm Friday 14th Nov Shakatak – Library Theatre. Doors: 7:00pm Start: 7:30pm *This is a ticketed event and is priced at £18.00 advance or £20.00 on the door Gary Hall – The Belgrave. Start 9:00pm Junkhouse Dog Blues Band – The Crown. […]

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages are out on the road on the back of their recent “Dig Thy Savage Soul” release on Bloodshot Records. Manchester, Sound Control: Sunday, 16th November www.soundcontrolmanchester.co.uk/events/barrence-whitfield-the-savages Liverpool, East Village Arts Centre: Wednesday, 19th November www.seetickets.com/event/barrence-whitfield-the-savages/east-village-arts-club-loft/799619

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Just in from Roger Kenyon: There are still a few tickets (no admission on door) left for this event – but only if you’re quick! Long time friend of the Village Hall, Stu Williams has got Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay, a brilliant duo from Austin, Texas on UK tour playing at Manley Village Hall […]

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